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2018-11-27 06:01
The Unknown Dance Crew.

The Unknown Dance Crew.

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The Unknown Dance Crew wants to bring a show like no other when they take to the stage at the switching on of the festive lights on Sunday 2 December.

The four-member crew say they are not taking the invitation to perform lightly and will be bringing their best performance – one to be remembered.

JP Koopman, crew leader, says they are pulling out all the stops. “This is a huge opportunity for us and we will not disappoint. Coming from a small area like ours and always being known for all the wrong reasons, we are glad that we made it to the line-up. We will not disappoint – we will put Ocean View on the map. We are practising like there is no tomorrow because we want to bring the best for the people. They could have chosen anyone and we made it to the list so it is an honour for us,” he says.

The Cape’s biggest free open-air event will take place at the Grand Parade and surrounding streets from 16:00. Each year, thousands of locals and visitors enjoy the festive atmosphere of this fun outdoor event and, in particular, watching a range of entertainers light up the event with their energy and music. Taking to the stage that evening will be Idols winner Yanga Sobetwa, Robin Pieters featuring Elwira Standili, Emo Adams, YoungstaCPT and Kwesta to mention a few. The theme for the festive lights switch-on is #BeInspiring

Dancing with masks and gloves, the crew does theoretical dance, and say it’s one of a kind.

“Our style is unique because we incorporate dancing and acting. We really love what we do and we hope that one day this will become our bread and butter. We all have been doing solo performances before we came together. However working together has been amazing and people are beginning to take note of us,” says Koopman.

The crew say they decided to call themselves the Unknown Crew because no-one really knows who they are as their faces are always covered. “Also we called ourselves that so that people don’t know what to expect from us. What we will bring on stage is unknown and our style is also unknown so this was just the best name for us,” he says.

Their manager, Errol Carelse, says that although this might be one of the aspects, the real reason behind the crew dancing in masks is that they were initially shy. “They were all shy and didn’t know how people were going to receive them. So the mask was a saving grace in case people didn’t like them – they were going to continue with their lives with no-one knowing who they are.”

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